If you are looking for a great Pacific Northwest vacation, why not consider a Pacific Northwest cruise? You'll find rich pioneer history, Native American culture and splendid natural beauty. Some Pacific Northwest cruises venture inland, winding down the Columbia, Snake and Willamette rivers. You might trace the route of Lewis and Clark, transit the stunning Columbia River Gorge, take a jet boat ride in Hells Canyon or visit spectacular 620-foot-high Multnomah Falls. Other Pacific Northwest cruises sail coastal itineraries that call at islands such as Washington's Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands.
Several larger cruise ships offer short Pacific Northwest cruises immediately before or after the Alaska cruise season. These itineraries focus on the metropolitan attractions of Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.